Travel to Sudan

Flying to Sudan

Sudan Airways ( is Sudan's main carrier. There are no direct flights from the UK or the USA. Indirect options include flights with Egyptair ( via Cairo and Turkish Airlines ( via Istanbul.

Flight times:

To Khartoum: from London - 9 hours (including stopover); New York - 17 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax:

US$20 (Sudanese nationals may pay in local currency). Transit passengers (within 24 hours) are exempt.

Other airports in Sudan

Khartoum International Airport

Airport Code: KRT. Location: The airport is 4km (2 miles) southeast of the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: Taxi services are available.

Travel by rail

Driving to Sudan

The only practical land border is with Ethiopia at Gallabat. The land border with Egypt is periodically closed to foreigners.

Getting to Sudan by boat

Piracy has been reported in the area. A weekly ferry runs from Wadi Halfa down Lake Aswan to Aswan (Egypt). Irregularly departing barges head up the Nile from Kosti to Malakal in South Sudan.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.